The Conversation: Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Nov 30, 2017

Mental Health Across Society

'Mental Illness' by Chitrapa, a mural from the Berlin Wall.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The recent escape of a criminally insane patient from the Hawaii State Hospital focused public attention on the issue of mental illness. Our panel will explore the ways mental health impacts our society and address such questions as, how is insanity defined, by the courts, and by the health care system?  How are the different varieties of mental illness diagnosed and treated?